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Pastoral Assistant (BYMT North West Music Centre)

Job Description

The pastoral assistant will work under the direction of the Lead Tutor to provide safe, high quality pastoral care for the children attending the centre.

It is essential that the Pastoral Assistant is a team player, able to remain calm under pressure, and who can work on their own as well as take direction.

You will be expected to work every Saturday morning as per the centre calendar. However, all staff are encouraged to take part in / support musical activities as appropriate to their level of experience and you may be required to work outside the usual workweek during events, special campaigns, etc. for which time off may be given in lieu.


Bromley Youth Music Trust (BYMT) is one of the leading music services in the United Kingdom, reaching over 18,000 children and young people in the London Borough of Bromley and beyond. As lead partner of Bromley Music Education Hub, the Trust provides an exceptional music education experience of the highest quality in a widening range of genres and is open to all children regardless of their financial support. Our motto is “Music Changes Lives” and our vision is to positively change more lives through high quality teaching and infrastructure.

On Saturday mornings during term-time over 500 children attend BYMT Centres across the borough to participate in Bands, Orchestras, Rock Schools, Piano Ensembles and BYMT NW.


£45 a session (30 weeks a year)


Key areas of work

BYMT Communication

  1. Cultivate relationships with BYMT families. This includes being the first point of contact

  2. Manage queries with professionalism, ensuring that any messages are immediately dealt with or forwarded to the appropriate member of staff

  3. Assist with promoting BYMT’s social networking presence (including Facebook, Twitter and Linked In groups/pages)

Administrative Duties

  1. Assist with photocopying requests and ensure they are dealt with accurately and efficiently

  2. Assisting parents with paying fees electronically

  3. Maintain customer security in line with BYMT Data Protection Policy

  4. To sell tickets through our online server Ticketsource

Pastoral Support

  1. Assist with the well-being of students including dealing with any First Aid issues that may arise. Training will be given as appropriate

  2. Work with colleagues to ensure adequate and appropriate supervision of children and young people whilst on site

  3. Ensure that children receive adequate supervision throughout their activities and their safe dismissal at the end of their morning

  4. Work with volunteers to prepare refreshments for students as required

  5. Provide appropriate support for children with additional needs


  1. Support in the preparation/pack down of teaching spaces

  2. Undergo training as required and in line with the Trust’s objectives.

  3. Carry out any other duties within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job, the title of the post and its grading as requested by the CEO/ Head of Service or the Deputy Principals.

*E - Essential  

*D - Desirable 

Line Management

Reports to: Deputy Principal

Required Qualifications:

*E / *D


Ability to communicate effectively and to a high standard with a wide variety of people of all ages (E)

Numeracy and literacy skills (D)

Experience of providing pastoral support to children (D)

Ability to work independently (D)

Accuracy and strong attention to detail (D)

Personal Attributes

Have a warm and engaging manner and personality, with the ability to communicate with people of all ages and backgrounds (E)

Be organised (E)

Be able to forge effective working relationships with a wide range of staff and other stakeholders (E)

Have resilience and a sense of humour (D)

Be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and demands (D)

Enjoy working to a high standard in a demanding environment (D)

Be committed to the ethos of BYMT and its music education principles (E) 

*E - Essential  

*D - Desirable 

Further Information::

Applications will only be considered if the Application Form  is completed. CVs may be submitted as additional information but will not constitute a formal application on their own.


Mr Simon Sundermann
0208 467 1566

Application deadline:

12 March 2020

Supported using public funding by Department for Education and Arts Council England
London Borough of Bromley

Bromley Youth Music Trust
Bromley Youth Music Centre
Southborough Lane

020 8467 1566

Registered Charity No. 1031590